I am currently specializing in modeling complex systems in order to verify the stability of a model of human locomotion by using a Poincarè map.
In particular, I would like to demonstrate that a simplified paradigm is able to reproduce the main features of human walking.
Moreover, I am very interested in the role of the dissipative effects during the human gait, in order to understand how dampers can be used to improve the dynamic stability.
Keywords: walking, dynamic systems, bipedal locomotion, Poincaré maps.
Poster presentation: Model of a stable passive bipedal walker provided with spring-damping legs.
Authors: Ettore Etenzi, Vito Monaco, Silvestro Micera.
Dynamic Walking 2014: http://dynamicwalking.org/ocs/index.php/dw2014/dw2014/paper/viewFile/68/50
Oral section: Bipedal Spring-Damper-Mass Model Reproduces External Mechanical Power of Human Walking
Authors: Ettore Etenzi, Vito Monaco.
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: http://emb.citengine.com/event/embc-2015/author?authorID=15844